In the world's first two eras, this region was called Maziggandîm. In the First Epoch, the region became better known from the outside as simply Clans; courtesy of Tragaran traders using it over its harder to speak/write Dwarven name. A central southwest region of Brucrumus, it is bounded to the south by the spires of Khizunul, north and east by elven woodlands and west by the waves of Nielalroch.
Long known as dwarven lands, the first of their kind to settle here were former soldiers of the Mîmêk Army and the civilian populations that supported it. In the First Epoch, these Mîmêk ruins were found by new dwarven arrivals.
Surrounded by two mountain ranges, the Shoulders of Naraz-Nâru, this region has great hill and forested valleys dotted with busy holds, lumber mills and mines.
There are hundreds of vaults with ore removed from the market. If it were released, the metal market would collapse. If one does not believe me, then visit the farms of Mîn-Mazan. There you will see that their plows are made of mithril, not iron.- King Indum Arakgandal, of Clan Burazdan - "Mithril Plows"
The subterranean region beneath the Clans is called Unaraggumak.